Hon. Mohamed Jirmo Goilicha, Member of County Assembly for Cherab Ward assured the Korbesa Community of support of the County Government of Isiolo towards the new initiative to control Prosopis Juliflora (Mathenge) through utilization.
After many years of complains Korbesa Community has finally embraced Mathenge as a resource. They formed Korbesa Biliqi Saleti Community Woodlands Forest Association (KOBISA). KOBISA is registered with the Office of the Attorney General and will be an avenue for controlling and managing the invasive species which has already taken up a big chunk of wetlands (chaffa). The wetlands forms part of the strategic grazing reserve for the dry period.
A team from Marigat, Baringo County trained 45 members of KOBISA on different methods for controlling the species- charcoal production, value addition and planting of grass. The training was held at Korbesa Trading Centre in October 16-18, 2018. The MCA visited KOBISA during the training.